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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Adventure StoryThe designation “adventure story” is a loose one that denotes a story having stock ingredients that evoke a certain atmosphere. The distinguishing feature of an adventure story is that it strikes a reader as extraordinary-beyond the commonplace routine. Adventure is synonymous with excitement.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ADVENTURE, ad-venʹt̮ū̇r: “To risk,” “to dare,” referring always to an undertaking attended with some peril (Jgs 9:17: “My father adventured his life”). Cf Dt 28:56. So also EccI 5:14: “Riches perish by evil adventure.” Only once in NT for δἰδωμι, dídōmi (Acts 19:31), where Paul’s friends beg him “not